Big Day Ltd
Company Director. We provide a tailor-made event management consultancy and facilitation service to predominantly corporate clients across the marketing and industry spectrum.
After freelance consulting for a number of years, I set up my own company in 2001. Running my own business has extended my skill set and enables me to undertake and understand many roles.
Various contractor roles
I worked as a contractor for various organisations over a period of seven years. They included commission selling in advertising and television media, commission sales to retail clients, event management and staff training. Organisations included: Firucci Fashion Accessories, Harrison Freeman, Southern Star Concepts, Eureka Productions, Wayne Baxter & Associates Ltd, Business Training Ltd, Telecom Local Directories
Sales Manager, Auckland Branch.
Initially employed as a sales rep in March 1992, my role was expanded to Sales Manager in October 1993. I was in charge of a small team of reps and worked with staff training & recruitment as well as working on securing new business and large scale accounts
Jakz Print Communications
Employed as a Sales Executive in the Auckland office. Responsible for servicing existing clients and developing new business.
Panasonic Office Automation
Appointed as a Cellular Sales Rep in Auckland Office in Oct 1989. Promoted to Sales Rep, Education and Government in Oct 1990.
Maysie Bestall-Cohen Training Division
Employed to set up the training division which was an off-shoot of Maysie Bestall-Cohens Model Agency. The training division conducted courses in School holiday grooming and model training, corporate presentation & grooming skills. First insight into all aspects of running a small business.
Atlantic & Pacific Travel- Travel Wholesaler
Recruited directly from ATI, I was employed in the Sales Department as the Franchise Co-Ordinator. As well as liaising with all our retail partners, my role also encompassed arranging all the agent educational programmes throughout the World showcasing our products (Gitaway and London Shoppe). I also arranged all internal conferencing. Laterly, also worked as a Sales Rep in West Auckland area. Completed my studies at ATI whilst working at A&P